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Autor: Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner
ISBN-13: 9780471473640
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Sprache: Englisch
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Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders

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Keep your family safe from tick-borne infections
With millions around the world infected-and millions more atrisk-Lyme and other tick-related disorders are today'sfastest-growing infectious diseases. And while there has been muchprogress in combating these illnesses, we are a long way fromeliminating them. Early treatment is crucial-and there's no betterway to get informed and be prepared to deal with these diseasesthan to read this book.

This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know toprotect yourself and your family from the pain of Lyme, includingvital information about the new Lyme disease vaccines. Written byLyme disease pioneer Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner-cofounder of theLyme Disease Foundation and a Lyme sufferer herself-this updatedand expanded edition provides the latest on the multiple diseasesthat can be transmitted in a single tick bite and the symptoms thatindicate you've been infected. In easy-to-understand language, theauthor discusses the often controversial issues of diagnosis andtreatment of Lyme while reviewing the other tick-borne diseases inNorth America, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, theemerging ehrlichioses, and some that are considered potentialbiowarfare agents. She offers expert advice on:
* Protecting yourself from disease-carrying ticks-and what to do ifyou find one on your skin
* Obtaining the best medical treatment
* Accessing online information on vaccines, repellents, and thelatest research
* Finding self-help and support organizations, state medicalcomplaint boards, products, and related services
* Starting a school or business prevention program

Preface: My Struggle with Lyme Disease.


A Public Health Threat Emerges.

Understanding Ticks and the Infections They Spread.

The History of Lyme Disease.

Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease.

The Quest for a Diagnosis.

The Treatment of Lyme Disease.

Other Tick-Borne Disorders.

How to Remove a Tick.

Personal Protection for You and Your Family.

Managing Your Property.

The Promise of Vaccines.

The Risks to Your Animals.

Appendix I: Time Line: The History of Lyme Disease.

Appendix II: Official CDC Disease Definitions.

Appendix III: Resources of the Lyme Disease Foundation.

Appendix IV: Tick Bytes in Cyberspace.

Appendix V: School Trip Letter.

Appendix VI: Personalized Medical Log.



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Autor: Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner
ISBN-13 :: 9780471473640
ISBN: 0471473642
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 288
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Ebook